Quarter Past Midnight

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"Quarter Past Midnight"
Single by Bastille
from the album Doom Days
Released9 May 2018 (2018-05-09)
Recorded2017
Length3:21
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)Dan Smith
Producer(s)
Bastille singles chronology
"I Know You"
(2017)
"Quarter Past Midnight"
(2018)
"Happier"
(2018)

"Quarter Past Midnight" is a song by English indie pop band Bastille. It was released on 9 May 2018 as the lead single from their third studio album, Doom Days (2019).[1] The song was written by Dan Smith, who handled the production along with Mark Crew.

Background[edit]

In an interview with NME, Smith said, "It's the first single from our new album and it's kind of like an opening scene-setter. It's about escapism, when you want the night to keep going and try to lose yourself in it for whatever reason. We wanted to capture that feeling and have it sound a bit raucous and messy and euphoric. We wanted to try something a bit different and new. We had a really good time making this record and wanted it to very much be one concise thing with a very distinct sound."[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Quarter Past Midnight" was first released onto YouTube on 23 May 2018 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-five seconds.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Quarter Past Midnight"3:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 29
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 76
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 65
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[8] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quarter Past Midnight - Single by Bastille". Apple Music.
  2. ^ "Check out Bastille's euphoric new single 'Quarter Past Midnight'". NME.
  3. ^ "Bastille - Quarter Past Midnight (Official Music Video)". YouTube.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight" (in French). Ultratip.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Bastille: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.